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6mJeff Dickerson

DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

5hAndrew Marchand

A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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Scott Kacsmar

Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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11hAdam Rittenberg

SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

9hJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.


Klay lighting up Oracle

Klay Thompson has erupted in the second quarter. He was 1-for-4 for just 2 points in the first, but in the second frame he's shooting a scorching 5-for-5 for 13 points. The Warriors lead by 2 midway through the period. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Josh Smith playoff 3-point shooting update: Atlanta 15-87 (17.2%) Houston 27-68 (39.7%)

A busy second period at the United Center

The Blackhawks netted three in the second before the Ducks got one back and Chicago takes a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. Anaheim looks to finish the series here in Game 6. Follow live


Trouble for Houston when Harden sits

James Harden played the entire first quarter and took his break to start the second. The Warriors have started the second on a 10-0 run and have taken a 5-point lead. Coincidence? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Harper homers for second straight night

Bryce Harper planted a HR in the left-field seats off Jon Lester to lift the Nationals to a 2-0 lead in the 6th inning at Wrigley Field. Harper has 18 HRs this season -- all coming on the outer two-thirds of the strike zone. Follow live

Ducks get one back

Anaheim converted on a power-play and Patrick Maroon got his seventh goal of the playoffs to cut the Blackhawks' lead to 3-1. Chicago is looking to avoid elimination. Follow live

Sloppy play when the court's not open

The Warriors are 0-of-6 when Dwight Howard contests tonight, but 4-of-5 in plays like this one from Harrison Barnes.

  • Transition: 4-of-7 FG, 1 turnovers, 8 points
  • Halfcourt: 2-of-20 FG, 5 turnovers, 9 points
The Rockets lead by 5 after one. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Chicago scores 3 goals in second period

The Blackhawks scored three goals in 3:45 (with Duncan Keith assisting on all three) and have the shutout lead. The Ducks lead the series 3-2. Follow live

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Kyle Korver had surgery this evening in New York to repair ligament damage in his right ankle. Recover time: An estimated 3 months.

Blackhawks score again

After a scoreless first period, the Blackhawks score on back-to-back shots. Marian Hossa scored his third of the playoffs to put Chicago up 2-0. The Ducks are looking to eliminate the Blackhawks tonight. Follow live

Warriors surviving by running

Golden State isn't finding comfort in the halfcourt, but it is in transition. Eight of its 12 points have come via the fast break. The Warriors trail by 6 late in the first, though. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Saad scores for Blackhawks

Brandon Saad's speed leads him to a breakaway and the winger converts to put Chicago up 1-0. The team that scores first has won every game in this series. The Ducks have a 3-2 lead in the conference finals. Follow live